Sony has announced new firmware for its Alpha 1 and Alpha 7S III cameras, which is available to download now in Windows and Mac OS versions.
Angled view of the Sony Alpha 1 camera with the FE 24mm f/1.4 GM lens. (Source: Sony.)
The new v1.3 firmware for the Alpha 1 will add 8K 4:2:2 10-bit recording capabilities, letting filmmakers and cinematographers more precisely customise the vibrancy and colour grading of their recordings. The update also adds Lossless Compressed RAW files in S, M, and L (small, medium, or large) file sizes. Selecting L size preserves the same image quality as an uncompressed RAW format while significantly reducing the file size. The M and S sizes record fewer pixels than the L size, providing more manageable files. Users will now be able to freely combine JPEG and their choice of Lossless Compressed RAW sizes based on individual usage cases. This is convenient for users who need to deliver JPEG files immediately, but also needs RAW files for in-depth editing. Alpha 1 v1.3 is available now and can be downloaded from the following links: Windows; Mac.
A new v2.1 firmware update for Sony’s Alpha 7S III camera is also available for immediate download. The latest update includes the introduction of proxy recording during remote computer connect and improvements to Eye AF (autofocus) performance. Click on the following links to download the files: Windows; Mac.